[Marxism] A Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Under Socialism
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Tue Aug 27 20:06:02 MDT 2019
> On Aug 27, 2019, at 9:20 PM, DW via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> GM itself is not a problem,
This is a baseless claim, and an essentially meaningless generalization. It’s a bit like saying, “Mixing chemicals itself is not a problem” — as if the phrase “mixing chemicals” has a useful general meaning, without reference to which chemicals, where, and under what conditions. (“Guns don’t kill people….”)
Except that with GM you’re creating organisms that produce novel proteins (and not necessarily the proteins you wanted or anticipated, because protein transcription doesn’t follow the “one gene, one protein” dream on which the technology of GM is founded) with unknown allergenic and / or toxic effects, and that are capable of self-replicating, and that you may not be able to control if they exfiltrate the lab — capitalism or not.
“GM itself” is one of the riskiest things human beings have ever engaged in. To breezily declare it “not a problem” except for capitalism simply betrays a lack of familiarity with what it involves.
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